Eva specialized in radio and TV journalism while studying journalism at Dortmund University and during a traineeship as broadcasting journalist at the German public broadcaster WDR in Cologne and Düsseldorf. Later she worked as a freelance journalist for public and private broadcasters.In the late 1990s Eva Nowak gathered research and teaching experience working as research assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Journalism at Dortmund University, where she implemented a students’ FM radio station for training purposes and organized a number of pan-European production and research workshops with students and journalism trainers. In 1999 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship at New York University for the assistant professors’ program on Politics and Culture in American Society. Until 2006 she worked as director of studies and lecturer at the renowned journalism school Kölner Journalistenschule für Politik und Wirtschaft in Cologne. Eva Nowak received a PhD in Journalism from the University of Dortmund analyzing the quality of journalism training. She co-edited the 2009 ECREA-book of the year Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe: Concepts and Conditions together with Andrea Czepek and Melanie Hellwig. Eva Nowak’s current research interests focus on international media policies, media systems, journalistic quality and journalistic professionalisation.